Happy Easter! Whether you went to church to celebrate that He is Risen, ate too many chocolate eggs from the Easter Bunny, spent time with family and friends or a combination of all these things or none of these things, however you celebrated I truly hope it was wonderful.
Maybe this should be a guideline for eating chocolate bunnies in moderation, eat only the butt and ears. I am not really one to take on these challenges (such as no sugar, no bread, no dairy, no caffeine, no alcohol)
but find that cutting back as opposed to cutting out is still the best choice of action for me. Just can’t resist those hot cross buns! I admire those who can do those challenges though. What mental strength!
Andy and I continued with our 5K training for the Walk of Life race and fortunately the weather was nice and mild. I say fortunately because two weeks ago we had a snowstorm! Actually, snow falling in April is not uncommon in these parts. It has happened before. Thankfully, it was only about 2-3 inches of accumulation, and the high temperatures the following day quickly melted the white stuff away.
Now that the weather is warming up, I find my palate is evolving with the season. Instead of comfort foods, such a heavy, meaty stews, Mac and cheese and other variety of pasta, I’m craving thirst quenchers in the way of fresh salads and fruit in season. You can’t beat a mango plucked straight from my Aunty’s neighbor’s tree in Belize, but the imports sold here typically by way of Ixtapa, Mexico have been sweet and juicy.
I have been making some colourful fruit platters to snack on:
Life in the gym is going very well. I have been increasing the weight on my squats, bench presses and bicep curls. The pull up progress is still stalled, but I continue to work at it, too stubborn to throw in the proverbial towel. My sister Fran is joining me at the gym for a chest and tricep workout tomorrow.
I am also enjoying the simple joys of the new season. Seeing the growth of buds, promise of flowers and “happier” faces out and about is what Spring is all about. This Macy Gray song always reminds me of children in green pastures, baskets in hand, searching for Easter eggs. It also makes me feel refreshed and renewed, ready to embrace the warm weather.
It’s Easter Monday tomorrow and I am off. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. It is five o’clock and not dark out. Time to get outside and enjoy all that is beautiful.